"The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle" stars Piper Perabo, Robert De Niro, Jason Alexander, and Rene Russo. Released on June 30, 2000, the film has Rocky and Bullwinkle traveling to the real world to help an FBI agent take down their arch enemies.
The film is directed by Des McAnuff, and it is based on the 1960s cartoon The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show by Jay Ward. Let's just say I'm not very familiar with the cartoon, but I have seen this film plenty of times on television whenever I needed a good laugh. I figured, "Why not, I'll review this film for the heck of it." This film received mixed reviews from critics and was considered a box office failure upon release, only earning $35 million worldwide on a $76 million budget. But enough with the box office math, it's time to review the big screen debut of moose and squirrel.
Some decent performances throughout.
The CGI animation for Rocky and Bullwinkle were passable.
Some of the cartoonish humor works, but not all of them.
Weak and cheesy screenplay.
The rest of the humor may be dumb, childish, or forced for some people.
The narrative structure felt rushed.
Lack of character development.
Final thoughts: "The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle" may entertain those who are familiar with the show and the very young. However, the comedic duo's big-screen debut suffers from its messy story and some forced cartoonish humor. Looking back at this film from a critique perspective, it does have many problems that most film adaptations have over the years, but the good thing about it is that I had a nice time watching this film as a regular person. If you like The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, you might like this film, but not as much as the show.